Spaces / Coordinate Systems


can you help me to understand conversion between:

  • Local space
  • component space
  • world space
  • rotations - intrinsic / extrinsic, sequence of rotations

Can you point me to some examples in the documentation (if any, I couldn’t find anything useful)?



One of best mathematics book for game programming is Mathematics for 3D Game Programming and Computer Graphics, Third Edition. It will show you the basic mathematics which is used not only Unreal Engine but all the 3D game engine.

Thank you. I have this book on my desk :slight_smile: My question was related to UE4. I have a hard time explaining things to freelancers and third-party developers. A concise explanation would be great - with Unreal Engine terminology, screenshots, examples.

Hope this is helpful. Coordinate Space Terminology in Unreal Engine | Unreal Engine 5.1 Documentation

It explains coordinate space in UE4.